About 6 gallons

apple juiceAn enormous amount of apple juice was pressed at the Go Local Food apple press event. About six gallons.

One member bought along a friend who wanted to make cider with his apple juice. We hope we hear back about how the cider making went. That would be nice.

If you missed our apple press day for any reason at all, don’t despair as there are other apple press days locally in the near future. South Tyne Sustainability has told us of the following events during October and they sound to be some splendid and enjoyable days out.

Sat 1st October Bewcastle
Apple juicing afternoon at Greenholme near Bewcastle (CA6 6PW) from 2pm to 5pm. Bring along any surplus (or scrumped!) apples you would like to be juiced, and some clean containers to hold the juice, such as empty milk cartons. If you have a surplus that you do not want for yourself, bring them along anyway and share the fun! Even if you don’t have apples come along – we’ll have lots of tea and cakes to share.
Enquiries to Rob at info@bewcastlehouseofprayer.org.uk
More information at Greenholme House of Prayer 

Sat 8th October Hexham Farmers’ Market
Local apples for sale; bring your garden apples along to be identified; join Transition Tynedale pressing apples and sample the juice.

Sun 9th October Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP
The National Trust’s Autumn extravaganza at Acorn Bank. Lots of things to see and do for all the family. Charges apply, including NT Members. Assistance dogs only are welcome. 11am – 4.30pm.

Sun 2nd, 9th and 16th October 2016 Humshaugh
Humshaugh’s famous autumn apple pressing sessions are being held on the first three Sundays of October this year (2nd, 9th and 16th October 2016). Bring your surplus apples to Humshaugh Village Hall from 10.00 am and see them pulped, squeezed, juiced pasteurised and bottled. You could even join in and help. The finished bottles will go on sale in the shop and the profits will help boost the funds that do so much for the community.